What Nurses Know...hiv/aids by Maithe EnriquezWhat Nurses Know...hiv/aids by Maithe Enriquez

What Nurses Know...hiv/aids

byMaithe EnriquezEditorMaithe Enriquez

Paperback | February 14, 2012

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What Nurses Know...HIV/AIDSprovides up-to-date, reliable and practical health information for people living with HIV and their significant others. In easy-to-understand everyday language the authors give information to help individuals with HIV navigate the healthcare system, covering everything from receiving an initial HIV test to becoming an engaged member of their healthcare team, knowledgeable and actively involved in their healthcare decisions. The authors include vignettes based on their real-life experiences that speak to the individual with aids. However, they approach HIV in a holistic manner and write not for the individual with HIV, but also their friends, family, and community.

What Nurses Know Series:

Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family. Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process.

The What Nurses Knowseries will give down-to-earth information, address consumers as equal partners in their care and explain clearly what a reader needs to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.

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, and HIV Action Plans.Dr. Enriquez has been a mentor for the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations and an editorial board member for the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
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Title:What Nurses Know...hiv/aidsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:February 14, 2012Publisher:Demos (Trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1936303191

ISBN - 13:9781936303199

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: Living with HIV and AIDS
1.What are HIV and AIDS?
2. Now that I know I have HIV - What Happens Next?
3. Managing Your HIV: The Basics
4. Lifestyle Changes and Healthy Habits
5. Medications and Treatments
6. Opportunistic Infections
7. Dealing with Body Image Issues
8. Mental Health and Substance Abuse
9. Family Issues
10. Helping a Loved One who has HIV
Resources
Glossary
Index